($34) Good full red. Redcurrant, tobacco and nutty oak on the nose. Juicy, spicy and concentrated, in a very brisk style, with sound acidity giving cut to the flavors of redcurrant, dried rose, tar and leather. Finishes with lovely palate-cleansing freshness. This was bottled in May of this year, whereas the 2004 crus won't be bottled until the spring of 2008.
90 Points | Wine Spectator
90 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
not easy, but very good
This is a medium bodied Barbaresco, but rich in complexity and flavors. I opened the bottle an hour before we got to the BYO restaurant. We tested it at that point and it still needed more air, so we asked our server to decant it, and we left it until our main course. It still could have used a bit more time, but it was very pretty at this point. Flavors of currant and spice, with leathery tannins. It paired beautifully with my lamb, as the fat in the lamb really helped open the wine even more. Others at the table didn't enjoy it as much at first. But as soon as I shared a few bites of lamb with them, they could see what I saw in the wine. Very good stuff, I think it would have even been better a few more years down the road.
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Subtle aromas. After brief decanting (20-30 minutes), amazing balance between tannins and spiciness with a hint of its cherry fruit flavors. A complex wine, but thoroughly enjoyable. Definitely would recommend.
decent for price
ample,but not full on the fruit end.very clean and nice earth tones.to get anything better than this,you'd have to spend another $20.would buy again.
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This was not as full bodied as we hoped.
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